Elites: A General Model

Elites: A General Model

Murray Milner Jr.

At a time whilst major social prestige, monetary assets, and political possibilities appear to develop into ever extra unequally disbursed and purely to be had to a couple, this booklet represents the 1st systematic attempt lately to improve a sociological version of elites and non-elites. In outlining a brand new typology of monetary, political, and cultural elites, in addition to drawing awareness to the $64000 function of non-elites, this accessibly written ebook offers novel insights into the constitution of ancient and modern societies.

Milner identifies the resources and constructions of financial, political, and cultural energy, and investigates styles of cooperation and clash among and inside of elite teams. examining politicians and propagandists, landowners and capitalists, nationwide heroes and celebrities, usual parents and outcasts, the e-book applies its version to 3 exceptionally various societies – historical India, Classical Athens, and the modern usa – highlighting very important structural commonalities throughout those differently very multiple societies.

A major contribution to scholarship, Elites can be beneficial for an array of classes in sociology, political technology, and heritage.

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